Children, Youth and Families

COVID-19: See our Children's Corner page at left for lots of ideas on things to do.

Sunday School leaders: Hayley Henderson and Micia Kanstrup

Hayley and Micia are longtime volunteers and members of the First Met congregation. We are pleased to have them provide Sunday School leadership and coordination. Hayley will be taking a break (temporarily, we hope) from Sunday School in order to take over her husband's care. 


Vision Statement

Mission: to teach and nourish God’s transformative love in an inclusive spiritual community.


1/ to share stories of Jesus and the Bible to enable children/youth to develop a spiritual framework for life

2/ to involve and encourage all in worship, outreach, and community engagement

3/ to give and teach tools to our children and youth, core beliefs, and practices of the United Church

Sunday, April 5: The return of Bullwinkle, as he puzzles through what he’s meant to do and learn on Palm Sunday. Tune in to livestreaming at 11 am, or catch it later on Youtube.

Scripture this week: Matthew 21: 1-11 and 26: 14-27; 66 - Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and what we celebrate as Palm Sunday. God hears our thanks as well as our questions and worries. God won't ever desert us. "A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those followed shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.'" (NIV)

Family talk: When you hear this story, what do you wonder about? 

Sunday School Newsletter April 2

We offer a wide range of youth-focused worship events, Sunday School classes, youth groups and programs for children and parents, youth and young adults, including leadership development opportunities.

Children and youth are involved in our services every Sunday but play a special role on some special Sundays during the year.

  • Rally Sunday: Sunday School starts the second Sunday of September
  • Children's Sunday: closest Sunday to November 20, the UN Children's Day
  • White Gift Sunday: the first or second Sunday in December
  • Christmas Eve Family Service: December 24 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Lenten Project Dedication Sunday: one week after Easter
  • Great Parade: the first Sunday in June
Children and youth are also involved in special Sundays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, Christian Family Sunday (Mother's Day).
See what's going on with CYYAF Activities.